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Emergency Dentist in Escondido

Emergency Dentistry in Escondido, CA

If you are suffering from a dental emergency such as a loose or missing tooth, you’ll need treatment right away. Dr. Douglas G. Hope specializes in fast and thorough emergency treatments to help restore your mouth back to health. Contact us to schedule your appointment today, or learn more about emergency dentistry below.

What Counts As A Dental Emergency?

There are many kinds of dental emergencies. Common injury-based dental emergencies include loose or avulsed (knocked out) teeth, impacted teeth, severe oral bleeding, and damage to the soft tissue of the mouth.

Damage to dental work or failing dental work, like a crown or filling that falls out, are also serious dental emergencies. Even a toothache can be a sign of severe damage or decay.

A good rule of thumb is that if you are experiencing lasting pain or bleeding, you’ve got a dental emergency on your hands. So see Dr. Douglas Hope right away!

When Should I See The Dentist?

You should see Dr. Hope as soon as possible. Getting treatment within 12 to 24 hours of experiencing a dental injury or emergency is the best way to save your tooth and get out of pain.

At the office of Douglas G. Hope DDS, FAGD, we offer same-day appointments to accommodate dental emergencies. Contact us right away if you think you need emergency treatment.

What Can I Do Before My Appointment?

After you have made your appointment, you should try to focus on minimizing pain, swelling, and bleeding, and make yourself comfortable.

If your tooth has fallen out, rinse it with clean water. You can either attempt to reposition it in its socket, or keep it in clean container filled with your saliva or cold milk. This will keep it from drying out.

To treat pain, you can take over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Aspirin, however, should be avoided, because it’s a blood thinner and can prevent blood clots from forming properly.

Bleeding can be controlled with sterile gauze and gentle pressure. Usually, bleeding will stop within an hour or two of the injury, but if it continues for multiple hours and does not slow down, you should visit an urgent care center or the emergency room.

Swelling and inflammation can be treated with an external cold compress, which can also help reduce pain.

Come To The Office Of Dr. Douglas Hope For Emergency Dentistry!

Dr. Hope provides same-day emergency dentistry services to patients in Escondido, San Marcos, Valley Center, and Rancho Bernardo. If you need emergency treatment, please contact us at (760) 621-7424 to schedule your appointment.

You can also walk-in to our office if you have a serious dental emergency. While we prefer that you call ahead, Dr. Hope will do his best to fit you in, and get you the treatment you need, so feel free to come to our office at 511 E 2nd Ave., Escondido, CA 92025

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